Creating Sustainable Community Partnerships

From initial idea to creation and delivery, learning within museums, heritage and cultural settings has gone beyond programming for communities to programming with communities. Highlighting examples of best practice within the sector, Creating Sustainable Community Partnerships is a 4-week training course which will explore how museum learning can work towards embedded long-term and meaningful community participation.

Each week will feature guest speakers who will share their thoughts and experiences of developing lasting, meaningful and equitable relationships; creating a focus for the community as re-opening takes place. Participants will also have the opportunity to share experiences from their own working practice.

Course speakers will include; David Anderson, Esme Ward, Piotr Bienkowski, John McMahon, Nusrat Ahmed, Claire Adler and more, with Case Studies from The Irish Linen Centre, Hackney MuseumKuumba Nia Arts and Sarah Bayliss and Richard O’Neil discussing engagement with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities (GRT).

By the end of this four-week course we will have:

  • Begun to explore how museums, heritage and cultural settings can develop lasting, meaningful and equitable relationships creating a focus for the community as re-opening takes place
  • Been introduced to a broad range of community partnerships and models of practice across the UK
  • Considered how museums, heritage and cultural settings can create different, inclusive relationships on the context of Covid-19 and recovery
  • Created a practical toolkit and developed action planning for the future
  • Introduced and, as an action-learning platform, crowd sourced and shared practical case study examples, relevant texts and models of engagement

Who is it for?
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to embed and develop community partnership working into their own practice.

Who runs the course?
This four-week online course will be run by Tali Krikler and Caroline Marcus and will feature guest speakers from the museums and heritage sector.

When & where is it?
This virtual course will take place over 4-weeks and will be run online through a series of virtual lectures and suggested reading.

The course will be a mix of discussion and sharing of perspectives and experiences, practical working individually and in small online groups, presentations and case studies.

Course fee?
£135 for GEM members and £175 for non-members.

Dates and times?
Wednesday, 23 June, 10:00-12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 30 June, 10:00-12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 07 July, 10:00-12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 14 July, 10:00-12:30 GMT

How to apply? 
Download and fill in the course booking form and return to the GEM Office at office@gem.org.uk.
Bursary places available, please contact office@gem.org.uk for further information.

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